A Final Solution

“A Final Solution”

The Wikipedia entry for ‘final solution‘:

The Final Solution (German: die Endlösung, pronounced [diː ˈʔɛntˌløːzʊŋ]) or the Final Solution to the Jewish Question (German: Endlösung der Judenfrage, pronounced [ˈɛntˌløːzʊŋ deːɐ̯ ˈjuːdn̩ˌfʁaːɡə]) was a Nazi plan for the genocide of individuals they defined as Jews during World War II. The “Final Solution to the Jewish question” was the official code name for the murder of all Jews within reach, which was not restricted to the European continent. This policy of deliberate and systematic genocide starting across German-occupied Europe was formulated in procedural and geopolitical terms by Nazi leadership in January 1942 at the Wannsee Conference held near Berlin, and culminated in the Holocaust, which saw the murder of 90% of Polish Jews, and two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe.

Yesterday the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which demanded an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, flouted her own resolution which, for lack of support, was not put to a vote.

At the press stake-out after the vote Thomas-Greenfield remarked:

Good afternoon, everyone.You just heard me make the case for a resolution that I believe all of us can agree to. In fact, the points in the proposed resolution have all been articulated by the other 14 members of this Council.

The draft we’ve presented is a forward leaning resolution. And it is one that we intend to work on in good faith with other Council members to ensure it gets over the finish line.

We are eager to continue working with the Council on this proposal: One that would see a temporary ceasefire as soon as practicable, based on the formula of all hostages being released. And one that would get aid into the hands of those Palestinians who so desperately need it.

All told, we intend to do this the right way, so that we can create the right conditions for a safer, more peaceful future. And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution.

A final solution – one way or the other …

Posted by b on February 21, 2024 at 13:36 UTC | Permalink


Reader comments:

Thomas Greenfields ‘sensitive negotiations’ relate to the Israeli demand to make Gaza a permanent prison solely under the policing of the IDF. The word to describe the plan is not ‘ ‘sensitive’ it is cataclysmic.

Posted by: Giyane | Feb 21 2024 14:44 utc

Take one look at any photo of Thomas-Greenfield. She was selected for the post to indicate that US does not give a shit about UN.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 7


She is, like so many others up to and including the VP, a profoundly stupid DEI hire, and thus probably hasn’t a clue as to the historical resonance of “final solution.”

Not that that’s an excuse, mind you.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 21 2024 14:52 utc | 26


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